I’ve spent way more time on Reddit than I should have. I justified it to myself by saying it was a great way to stay current on news and technology trends. Really, it was just a slow drip of tiny endorphin hits that felt good but ultimately didn’t make my life better.

Thanks to Reddit CEO Steve Huffman’s ham-fisted community management and the resulting moderator and user boycott, I deleted its apps off my devices and stopped visiting the site altogether. The first couple of days were difficult, not in the overwhelming craving way that quitting smoking was hard, but because muscle memory kept trying to open the apps the moment I found myself with a few seconds to spare. That, too, passed.

Thanks, Reddit, for breaking my unhealthy addiction to your site. I couldn’t have done it without you.